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Wamsler, Christine (author), Johannessen, A. (author)
Increasing impacts from disasters and climate hazards have prompted international efforts to promote the development of national disaster risk reduction and resilience (DRRR) strategies intended to reduce mortality and other losses. The development of such strategies is the subject of target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk...
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Kongshaug, Simen Sørgaard (author), Oseland, Oddbjørn (author), Kanstad, Terje (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Rodum, Eva (author), Markeset, Gro (author)
The alkali silica reaction (ASR) in concrete causes internal localized swelling and micro cracking, which result in expansion and correlated deterioration of the concrete material. The stress state of the concrete is known to affect expansion due to ASR, with an anisotropic stress state giving rise to anisotropic expansion. Similarly, the...
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Pages Sanchez, Jose (author), Daamen, T.A. (author)
Port cities face enormous sustainability challenges. In this chapter, we propose a relational view of these challenges, exploring how governance tries to connect the three pillars of sustainable development—economic, social, and environmental—and addresses the contradictions inherent to new port plans or waterfront projects. We zoom in on the...
book chapter 2020
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Hunink, Yvo Thomas Anton (author), Kamp, L.M. (author), Blom, E.M. (author)
Energy system projects in countries like India are often failing. Not only because of technical or economical barriers, but mainly institutional and social issues are at the base of these failures. A co-creation, or participatory, process to align all demands and requirements of the different stakeholders is required. This paper takes...
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Kloosterman, Ritsche Anne (author), Veeneman, Wijnand (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
Societal infrastructures are the lifeblood of societies, and the sustainability of<br/>infrastructures is very important. Societal infrastructures can experience conflicting spatial claims with other societal infrastructures, disturbing the sustainable situation. The objective of this paper is to design large infrastructures, with a focus on the...
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Hoppe, T. (author), Miedema, Michiel (author)
Energy transition requires action from different levels of government. While the national and local level have received ample scholarly attention, thus far little attention has been paid to the regional level. This is remarkable because policy makers across Europe are wondering what governance of regional transition actually is and how to...
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Nijgh, M.P. (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
The design of sustainable structures is increasingly gaining attention in the construction sector as a societal and technological challenge. Demountability and reuse of structures contributes to the reduction of the environmental impact of the built environment. Welded headed studs used in traditional steel-concrete composite floor systems need...
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Velter, M. G.E. (author), Bitzer, V. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Kemp, R. (author)
This study focuses on the boundary-spanning nature of sustainable business model innovation, studying multi-stakeholder engagement and alignment. Drawing on the concept of boundary work, we explore the different types of organizational boundary changes between focal companies and their external stakeholders, investigating specifically the...
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Elmustapha, Houda (author), Hoppe, T. (author)
Although business models presumably have a prominent role in socio-technical change remarkably little research has been conducted in this domain, more particularly in the context of developing economies. In this paper, we tap into this knowledge gap and study business model components and the challenges they face. We argue that the market...
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Elsinga, M.G. (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Sedighi, S.M.A. (author), Taebi, B. (author)
A perusal of the literature on housing debates reveals that the term ‘value’ is mostly applied to express the financial value of a house and is dealt with in economic literature. However, an alternative meaning of the word ‘value’ in the housing literature can be found in research into the values underlying housing preferences, applying research...
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Sumter, Deborah (author), de Koning, J.I.J.C. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
This study addresses what competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) designers need in order to successfully design products and services for a circular economy. Existing literature, though sparse, has identified a number of circular economy competencies for design. Yet, a coherent overview is lacking. To complement the competencies found...
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Sriyana, Ignatius (author), de Gijt, J.G. (author), Parahyangsari, Sri Kumala (author), Niyomukiza, John Bosco (author)
In the current study, we examine the Indonesian government's watershed management program, which was established in 2001. In 2005, the Coordination Team for Rescue of Water Resources (CTRWR) was established to execute the program on a national level. However, at the time, field implementation was a sectoral interest due to the lack of program...
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van Giezen, A.V. (author), Wiegmans, B. (author)
Every year about 300 million tons of plastic is produced, resulting in more than five trillion plastic particles currently floating in the oceans five largest convergence zones. The Ocean Cleanup is testing a method to passively collect this floating plastic debris, transport, recycle, process and sell it. The purpose of this paper is to...
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Chen, C. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author)
Safety risks have become an obstacle to the sustainability of the chemical industry in China since many chemical companies were forced to close down by China's government in the past three years. This study investigates chemical safety in China in order to identify the causes of the major accidents and accompanying casualties, formulating the...
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Wang, Z. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
The life cycle human health (HH) impacts related to aviation biofuels have been understood in a limited way. Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methods for assessing HH are often associated with a high level of uncertainty and a low level of consensus. As a result, it remains challenging to perform a robust assessment of HH impacts with a...
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Farrokhzadeh, S. (author), Hashemi Monfared, Seyed Arman (author), Azizyan, Gholamreza (author), Sardar Shahraki, Ali (author), Ertsen, M.W. (author), Abraham, E. (author)
Severe water scarcity in recent years has magnified the economic, social, and environmental significance of water stress globally, making optimal planning in water resources necessary for sustainable socio-economic development. One of the regions that is most affected by this is the Sistan region and its Hamoun wetland, located in south-east...
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Medici, P. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Peck, David (author)
This paper analyses the user safety of a playground built out of reused blades from a dismantled wind turbine. Located in Rotterdam and designed by the Netherlands architecture firm Superuse Studios, the playground, called “Wikado”, represents an example of the circular economy applied to the built environment. With reused materials, Wikado...
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Nijgh, M.P. (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
Demountable and reusable composite floor systems enable the decoupling between the use of construction materials and economic activity, and hereby contribute to the sustainability of the built environment. Efficient material use through optimised cross-section design reduces construction material demand. Demountable steel-concrete composite...
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van Duin, Ron (author), Enserink, B. (author), Daleman, J.J. (author), Vaandrager, M. (author)
The GHG-emissions of the transport sector are still increasing. This trend is<br/>accompanied by the strong growth of the e-commerce sector, leading to more<br/>transport movements on our road networks. In order to mitigate the<br/>externalities of the e-commerce related parcel delivery market and try to<br/>make it more sustainable, the...
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Diran, D.D.D. (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Ubacht, J. (author), Slob, Adriaan (author), Blok, K. (author)
The transition towards low-carbon thermal energy systems requires solid information provision to support both public and private decision-making, which is future proof and optimal in the context of the system dependencies. We adopt a data ecosystem approach to answer the following research question: How can a data ecosystem be analyzed and...
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